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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Andreas Zaunseder

Andreas Zaunseder
Andreas Zaunseder
Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Historical sociology, political theory, Social theory, public engagement, Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Critical Theory

PhD Title

Work and Citizenship: a Multi-Sited Ethnography of Labour, Political Engagement and the Construction of Meaningful Work in Scottish Worker Co-operatives’ (working title)

Andreas is a doctoral fellow at the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society, and the Rule of Law based at the University of Aberdeen. He holds positions as senior tutor in Sustainable Development and research assistant in Digial Sociology at the University of Edinburgh

PhD Supervision

Dr Elizabeth Macknight (University of Aberdeen)

Prof Chris Brittain (University of Aberdeen)

Teaching (University of Edinburgh)

Guest Lectures:

- "Economic Justice: A Case for Worker Cooperatives", 3 March 2017 (Sustainable Development 2A)

Senior Tutor:

- Sustainable Development 1A (Winter semester 2016/2017)

- Sustainable Development 2A (Summer semester 2016/2017)


- Sustainable Development 1A (Winter semester 2015/2016)

- Sociology 1B (Summer semester 2015/2016)

- Sociology 2B (Summer semester 2015/2016)


Book Review: Hahnel, Robin and Eric Olin Wright. 2014. Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a Democratic Economy. British Journal of Sociology. (forthcoming).


  • 2015/11/06: Co-Organising and chairing the roundtable discussion "Migrant Voices - Public Narratives". Organised by Sociology, University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Archivio delle Memorie Migranti (Rome, Italy) and LIVED (Charity)
  • 2015/12/10-11: Co-Organising the conference “Weber / Simmel Antagonisms: Staged Dialogues”. Organised by the Max Weber Group of the British Sociological Association and Sociology, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2016/03/21-22: Member of the organising committee for the conference “New Directions”. Organised by Sociology, University of Edinburgh.(forthcoming)


2011-2012: Magister Litterarum (Master of Letters) in International Political Theory, The University of St Andrews / United Kingdom

             Dissertation: 'Arendt Dates Marx: Capitalism as the Mortician of Worldliness'

2008-2011: BSc (Bachelor of Science) in Economics and Management, Libera Università di Bolzano (The Free University of Bolzano) / Italy

Exchange Programmes

2011, Summer term: Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey (ERASMUS)

2009, Summer term: National Sun-Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (awarded via a bilateral university agreement)


PhD Fellowship at CISRUL for 2016-2019 (full stipend / RCUK level)

Scholarship from the region South-Tyrol in Italy for 2009-2011: “Borsa di Studio della Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Alto Adige”